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Water=Power, Why BPA is B-A-D, and More: Top 5 Stories This Week

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 18, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Paula Melton last modified Aug 17, 2012

Author name:  Paula Melton Blog Category:  On Our Radar Will we wake up about climate change when the blackouts begin? Also, what does historic preservation mean in a city without any history? Hot, dry summers are a recipe for (power) failure. Photo Credit: Union of Concerned Scientists Power, power everywhere (but then what will we drink?) Our power grid is a voracious water hog, as detailed recently in a River Network report called “ Burning Our Rivers .” The Union of Concerned Scientists offers a great infographic series on how continuing droughts and heat waves threaten our power supply. Nuclear plants in hot water It’s not just lack of water that can take power plants offline. The New York Times reports on the latest nuclear reactor to be shut down due to water that’s too warm —this time, on the coast. read more






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